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Hospital merger: Politicians react

Bedfordshire’s politicians have given their thoughts about the delays to the merger between Bedford and Luton hospitals.

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Tell your NHS story

Bedfordshire residents asked to share their stories on why they love the NHS

Two Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are inviting local people to share their stories about why they love the NHS.

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Bedford and Luton hospitals merger delay: A quick guide

Hospital bosses have announced that the proposed merger between Bedford and Luton will not make its expected April 1 date.

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BREAKING: Bedford-Luton hospitals merger delayed because of finances

Plans to merge Bedford Hospital with Luton & Dunstable will not make their April 1 deadline.

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Buzzer Buses says it has not won the contract.  CBC did not comment.

Leighton Buzzard says bye bye to Buzzer Buses

It looks to be the end of the road for Leighton Buzzard’s beloved Buzzer Buses, as the service waits to confirm its closing date.

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Moggie Bella’s escapade is hard to swallow

Moggie Bella’s escapade is hard to swallow

A Luton vets surgery had a bit if a surprise when it x-rayed a pet moggie.

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NHS Trust has ‘made improvements’ after deaths in Bedfordshire

NHS Trust has ‘made improvements’ after deaths in Bedfordshire

A report by the Care Quality Commission has judged that the main provider of mental health services in Bedfordshire is improving after four unexpected deaths.

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Share why you love the NHS

Share why you love the NHS

Two Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are inviting local people to share their stories about why they love the NHS.

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John (left) and Jamie

Leighton Buzzard carpet fitter’s special makeover for brave ex-soldier who survived plane crash

A kind Leighton Buzzard carpet fitter organised a special house makeover after his heart was touched when he met a brave ex-soldier.

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Front row: Edith Griffith, Margaret Brown, Mayor Cllr Syed Rahman. Back row: Dr Ros Lucy, Dr Laura Lewis, Dr John Henderson, Rose Gunter PPG Work Group Chair

A healthy interest in updating booklet for Leighton Buzzard’s older people

Volunteers from Bassett Road Surgery Patient Participation Group have produced a revised edition of their popular yellow booklet ‘Information for Older People in the Leighton Buzzard Area’.

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Women's Health, St Judes

Free advice on women’s health from St Judes Clinic, Leighton Buzzard

There’s free expert advice available from women’s health physiotherapists at St Judes Clinic, Leighton Buzzard, during Women’s Health Week (February 5-9).

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Fake toys are flooding the UK market and can be dangerous

Dangerous counterfeit toys that can cause cancer and even KILL are flooding the market

Dangerous fake toys that can cause cancer or even KILL are flooding into the UK – costing the industry a whopping £400 million last year.

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Sleep deprived teens are spending too much time on social media

Teen social media addicts more likely to suffer sleep deprivation

Teens addicted to Snapchat, Instagram and Whatsapp are more likely to be sleep deprived, a new study found.

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Sweatcoin app promises money for exercise, but critics fire warning

Sweatcoin app promises money for exercise, but critics fire warning

Sweatcoin, an app that promises to reward you for simply exercising, has shot to the top of the app downloads chart despite criticism about the rewards on offer and the amount of battery it uses.

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Rachel Borland of Hospice at Home Volunteers and Ruth Crothers of C&C Training

C&C Training smash charity target for Hospice at Home Volunteers and Over the Rainbow

A Leighton Buzzard business with community spirit has raised £522 for charity.

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There could be a big change to services for Leighton-Linslade patients

Health Hub coming to Leighton Buzzard?

Plans are finally afoot to bring additional healthcare services to the Leighton-Linslade after years of campaigning.

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VIDEO: More than half of workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague

More than half of UK workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague, a study found.

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NHS issue nine telltale signs of Australian Flu as teenager dies after contracting virus

NHS issue nine telltale signs of Australian Flu as teenager dies after contracting virus

The NHS has issued nine telltale signs you could have Australian Flu and it comes after a Scottish teenager died after taking ill with the deadly virus sweeping the country.

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Council needs views on support and care it provides

Council needs views on support and care it provides

Central Bedfordshire Council will be contacting around 900 people to find out their views about the care and support services they receive.

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Vaccination warning over Australian 'flu

Vaccine warning as Australian ‘flu threat grows

The elderly, pregnant women and children with chronic illness in the UK are being urged to get vaccinated as the threat of the Australian ‘flu reaching our shores heightens.

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